I don’t know about you; but, I am having a hard time believing that the year 2014 is almost gone. We have less than twenty four hours left. As I am sitting here writing this post a little rhyme came to mind. I do not know who originally said it so I cannot give credit where credit is due. It goes as follows:
“Only one life, twill soon be past. Only what’s done for Christ will last.” Unknown
We have all seen the rubber bracelets that try to challenge us with, “What Would Jesus Do?”. I find that far too many that wear them are no more concerned with the answer to that then they are interested in flying solo without a space ship to Mars. Well…
As we close out the year 2014 I must ask myself, “What; if anything, have I accomplished for the Lord Jesus Christ?” I could be filled with false humility and say that I have done what I could. I could be a liar too.
Now, you and I both need to take some serious time alone today with God, His Word and a notebook of empty paper and seek God’s answer to our penetrating question. Oh, it is not penetrating to you. Well, it very well should be. Maybe we need to see what the Word says in I Corinthians 11:28, “But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.”
Yes, I am fully aware that this passage of Scripture is linked to the communion practice. Do not be so blind as to think this is the only time that examination is necessary. The word “examine” means to test (literally or figuratively); by implication, to approve (definition from the Strong’s Exhaustive Concordence).
I am pretty certain that we all need to put our lives up against the Word of God as a test and see where we stand. My guess is that we will all fall drastically short. That is just a guess.
So, how are you doing?